Thursday, August 21, 2014

Acetate butterfly and Blendabilities

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One last project from the August Stamp Club! We made this cute gift tag with an acetate window colored with Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities. It looks ok in this picture.

Check out this picture, taken outside:

Is that cool or what??? It's a pretty simple tag, but I loved the way the butterfly turned out. One tip: color the acetate completely on the first pass, or let it dry and THEN add more color. Otherwise, the Blendas just move the color around. We also used Blendas on the pearls.

The tag is made of two Deco Label framelits cut from Wisteria Wonder cardstock. The dots and butterfly stamps are from Kinda Eclectic, and the "Thanks" is stamped with my favorite Alphabet Rotary stamp! What luxury! Any word (or phrase) I want!


To view or purchase the products used on this project, click the links below:

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday Deals August 19

Ooh, lots of goodies on sale this week! The Honeycomb Embossing Folder is one of my favorites!

Check out the weekly deals in my sidebar ----->
or by clicking here to reach my Stampin' Up! store. 

Elegant Butterfly Punch
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Price: $15.95 $11.96
Finishing Touches Edgelits Die
Finishing Touches Edgelits Die
Price: $9.95 $7.46
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details
Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details
Price: $2.50 $1.88
Squares Collection Framelits Die
Squares Collection Framelits Die
Price: $26.95 $20.21
Travel Journal Digital Kit - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up!
Travel Journal Digital Kit - Digital Download
Price: $9.95 $5.97
Twine Baker's Early Espresso
Twine Baker's Early Espresso
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Vanilla Coaster Board
Vanilla Coaster Board
Price: $5.95 $4.46

Monday, August 18, 2014

Dropbox and Flamingo Lingo

The laptop is ordered! Can't wait to have it all set up and fixed to my personal weirdness. Anybody want to do that part????  I'm so glad I had (nearly) everything important stored in my Dropbox files! It's a free online storage site that has saved me many times! I can access the files from any computer or mobile device. If you'd like to sign up, click here, and we'll both receive 500 MB of free space! They don't bug me with emails or anything. I highly recommend Dropbox, even if you don't click my link. ;-)

I love flamingos! If my family let me, I'd have pink flamingos all over the front lawn. (The plastic kind of flamingos, not real ones. Although that would be very cool for me, not so much for the birds.) When I saw this year's Ronald McDonald House Benefit set, Flamingo Lingo, I was so happy! For every Flamingo Lingo set sold, Stampin' Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.Flamingos. Charitable donations. Happy Amy.

We made this card at our August Stamp Club--the 1/4" white cotton ribbon and the Simply Pressed Clay flower are both colored with Melon Mambo Blendabilities!

Fun, fun flamingos. Watch for more (perhaps in less-traditional colors) flamingos in the future!


To view or purchase the products used to make this card, click on the links below:

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Colored Congrats

Another Club card today! Did you know you can use Blendabilities markers to color white embossing? We stamped this sentiment (from the photopolymer set Bravo) in Versamark, then added white embossing powder. Heat to set. After it cools, start coloring with any Blendabilities marker! We also colored a rhinestone, but it doesn't show very well in photos.

This technique is such a fun way to add color to a project. If you try it, post a link to your project in the comments! 

Stamps: Bravo
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Moonlight DSP stack
Ink: Versamark, Blendabilities in Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Hello Honey ribbon, white embossing powder, rhinestones, Star Framelits

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Autumn Card Buffet!

Mark your calendar now! Tuesday, Sept 16, 6:30 pm

Order your card kits by Tuesday, Sept 9, then come and make cards already cut and prepped for you! The cost is $10, which includes 4 cards (with envelopes). They can be any card or cards you choose from the pictures below. Additional cards are just $2 each.

Just send me an email with your card choices, and I'll send you a Paypal invoice.

Zig Zag Birthday.  This cheerful card is great for anyone! We all need birthday cards, right? Make one or make 10, it's up to you. It's a quick card to make, and I bet you can think of someone this card is perfect for.

Make a Wish Pennnts.  More cheery birthday greetings. I love having birthday cards on hand, and this one goes together easily.

Fine Feathers.  I have *many* different sentiments you can choose to personalize this card. It works for masculine or feminine, or even sympathy. Feathers are trendy right now, and you'll be glad to have a few of these on hand!

You're a Star.  Know someone who has done something great lately? This fun card will let them know what a star you think they are. Star punches, star embossing--this card is fun!

Banner Thank You. Lots of fun punch outs make this card a quick hit. You could use another large saying, if you'd like, or use it as is for a great "thanks."

Boo to You Halloween.  I know it's still summer, but we'll be at mid-September for the Card Buffet, and Halloween is just around the corner! Let Frankie help you send a fun greeting for every kid's favorite candy holiday.

Things to remember: 

RSVP/Payment Deadline:  Tuesday, Sept 9
Cost: $10,  which includes 4 cards with envelopes   
Additional cards $2 each
Card Buffet:  Tuesday, Sept 16, 6:30-8:30 pm

Just drop me an email at and let me know which cards you'd like to make, and how many. I'll send you a quick Paypal invoice, and you'll be all set. Let me know if you have any questions! 

Your payment by Sept 9 is your RSVP. I am not able to cut card kits without pre-payment. Thank you for understanding. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements, please email me.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Technical difficulties and a little hope

I had pictures taken and ready to process, but my laptop died over the weekend. It had lived a long and serviceable life, but it's a wrench in my productivity (and my budget). I am experimenting with blogging from my iPad, which hasn't worked too well in the past, so bear with me.

We made this card at last week's Stamp Club, which was all about Blendabilities. The flower image is from Bloom with Hope, a hostess set and one of my favorite sets in the new catalog! I can't get a picture of it here, but the link is  Tons of gorgeous floral images and some lovely sentiments, too!

You can earn host benefits on any order $150 or more, and choose this set for part of your host dollars. Let me know if you'd like to do an online party with your friends to earn this set!

Stamps: Bloom with Hope
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Blendabilities in Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive
Accessories: Striped Scallop Framelit, Pearls, Linen Thread,  Blendabilities Color Blender

Thursday, August 7, 2014

August Paper Pumpkin Reminder!

It's that time again! August 10 (Sunday) is the deadline to sign up (or change) your Paper Pumpkin subscription for the month of August. The kits are fabulous, and you don't want to miss out! 

Don't miss another month!